April 15, 2015 - Easy Outfits, I Feel Pretty, Style, Trend Watch

Three Ways to Wear Lace (Without Looking Like a Teenager)

Think the lace trend is just for teens?  So did I.  But today’s post is going to prove us both wrong.

Last week I was out doing some spring/summer shopping for my 16 year old daughter Aubrey when I noticed that the juniors’ department was overflowing with lace everything.  Tees, tanks, shorts, dresses, you name it.  There was lace everywhere.  I thought to myself, “cute trend, but I can’t pull that off”.

Then I strolled over to the “age-appropriate for Alison” section (it’s really a thing) and saw a few cute lace and eyelet pieces there too.  Immediately my mind started piecing together outfit scenarios and I realized that I really can pull it off and so can you!

Here are three totally mom-appropriate ways to wear lace.  (P.S.  Aubrey approves!)

1.  Lace T-shirt + Boyfriend Jeans + Sandals

Throw on some layered gold necklaces and grab a pretty crocheted tote to finish this outfit.

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[Lace T-Shirt/Boyfriend Jeans/Tote Bag/Necklace/Sandals]

Change It Up:  Add nude heels and pearl accessories to take it up a notch for date night.

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2.  Eyelet Top + Bright Pants + Wedges

Lace’s cousin eyelet is every bit as pretty. Tie this look together with a fun statement necklace and some wedges with a printed heel.

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[Eyelet Top/Statement Necklace/Bright Pants/Wedges]

Change It Up:  Get double duty out of your eyelet top by pairing it with some printed shorts for an easy breezy summer look.

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3.  Lace Shorts + Fitted Tee + Sandals

This updated nautical look stars lace shorts paired with a fitted tee and sea-worthy accessories.

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[Striped Tee/Tote Bag/Eyelet Shorts/Gold Sandals/Hoop Earrings]

Change It Up:  Tie up a soft chambray shirt and add neutral wedges and accessories.

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It’s Your Turn:  How will you be wearing lace this spring and summer?  Share your styling tips in the comments.

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45 Comments

  • These are some simple yet very chic outfits and tweaks! Thanks for sharing!

    http://www.dressed2dnines.com

    • Glad you enjoyed them!

  • These are wonderful ideas! I love lace and eyelet! Such feminine pieces!! Susan

    • I agree Susan. They are gorgeous.

  • Pretty in lace… How great, I’m also wearig a lace pencil skirt today…. Thanks for hosting!

  • I love lace! I think it’s appropriate for all ages depending on how it’s worn. Love those lace shorts and I love the lace top and distressed boyfriend jeans look. Have a great rest of the week, Alison! ~Cynthia

    • Both great ways to wear them Cynthia! Have a beautiful week.

  • Laurie

    Thanks for the reinforcement. I just bought a gray/white lace shirt and a pair of white pants.; hoping that I was not dressing “too young” (I am 56). Now I know that I was right on target!

    • You are on top of the trend Laurie!

  • The first look is how I envision me wearing the top with lace hem I ordered, because yes, this year I am going to take the plunge with white lace as well.

    Thanks for hosting the link up once again. Have a nice week 🙂

    Alex – Funky Jungle

    • I can’t wait to see it Alex!

  • Tammy

    I have an eyelet moto jacket from last year. I love it because it is such a different shape for the fabric.

    • That’s a great find Tammy! Would love to see it!

  • Saxon

    I have a cream eyelet top that I can style with jeans or bright pants. I don’t think I’ll do the lace shorts, but I have a white eyelet dress I may tie my chambray shirt over. 😀 Cute outfit ideas, Alison.

    • I love the white eyelet dress with a chambray shirt over!! PERFECT!

  • Rebecca

    I love wearing lace! I wear a cami under an overlay with white pants. I also have lace jackets I can dress up or down. Also have Lacey scarves. Love it!

  • You make me want to get a lace top/shorts something! I tried to buy some lace shorts this weekend (online purchase), but they were just too long for my short legs. I was disappointed because otherwise they were super cute shorts.

    • It’s best to go shopping at your local mall or Target. 😉 I love trying them on!

  • I’ve been wearing lace for a couple of seasons now and I usually wear a lace tee shirt. I just bought an eyelet shirt at Old Navy for only $12.00! I plan on wearing it with colored denim.

    • You can never go wrong with an eyelet shirt and colored denim.

  • I am usually not a lace person, but I am loving all the cute tops out right now! i would definitely rock the lace top and jeans look!

    • You go girl! Rock it out!

  • I love lace, thank you so much for great ideas on how to wear it in an age appropriate way… My favorite is #1 with the nude heels!

    • Enjoy it Autumn! Have a great week.

  • Lace will always be a fav – and these style ideas are awesome!!

    Best!
    Rebecca
    http://www.redtagchiclosangeles.com

  • Nancy

    I love this new trend. Funny…I have 2 out of the 3 pinned to my board already.!!!!

    • Really?! Great minds think alike Nancy!

  • Monica

    Cute ideas! Love them all and I didn’t think I was a lace person! Thanks!

    • I didn’t think I was either, until I went for it. 🙂

  • I love to add a touch of lace with jeans. Great outfits!

  • Love the lace top with jeans and sandals. That is definitely a look I could see myself wearing.

    • It’s a great look C.K.

  • Lace is one of my favorite prints to wear. I wear them year round and never really thought of them as a teenager print. Love the outfits you put together.

    Alice
    http://www.happinessatmidlife.com

    Hope to see you Thursday for TBT Fashion link up.

    • Thanks Alice! Lace is beautiful.

  • heidi

    The #1 pic is probably my fav outfit I’ve ever pinned.. I actually love her blog too.. but this outfit.. oh how I love it.. I love lace especially worn in the right way .. love this x

    • I had a blast putting thinking of ways to style lace. A fun trend worth trying for everyone!

  • I love lace too! I’ve seen some shorts that I’ve loved, but I’ve been scared to pull them off. I own several tops!

    • You can pull it off girl! 😉

  • I love these lace looks! Gorgeous! xo Andrea

    Boho Bunnie

  • I’ve never tried wearing lace before, but I love the picture of the lace top and pearl necklace! I might have to get a lace top this summer…